Emanuel Isaac Polglase

First Name: 
Emanuel
Middle Name: 
Isaac
Last Name: 
Polglase
Date of Birth: 
Monday, March 11, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Harriett Polglase nee Collins
Father's Name: 
William Polglase
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, November 17, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, October 2, 1969
Place of Death: 
Woonona, N.S.W.
Details: 

Emanuel Polglase (Service No 7559) was born in Bourke, N.S.W.

At enlistment he was 21 years of age, single, worked as a fitter, and was living at Woonona, N.S.W.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A74 Marathon with 25th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, on 10th May 1917.  He arrived in England on 20th July 1917 and the next day was promoted to Lance Corporal.

While in England Emanuel was admitted to hospital with pneumonia.  He finally joined the 1st Battalion in France on 31st January 1918.

Emanuel's front line service was short as he was wounded in action on 1st May 1918 when he was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a gun shot wound to his left leg.  On 13th May 1918 his leg was amputated and in July 1918 he was returned to Australia.

He spent time in hospital in Australia and was finally discharged medically unfit on 8th March 1919.

On 17th April 1920 he married Rose Blaney at Bulli, N.S.W.  They raised 3 children and Emanuel worked as a bootmaker at Woonona.  

Emanuel's brother Reuben also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, POLGLASE EMMANUEL ISAAC

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